Health IT Pulse:

December, 2010

December 30, 2010  10:04 AM

My cat has an electronic health record

JeanD Profile: JeanD
electronic health record

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December 29, 2010  1:13 PM

This guy likes HIPAA

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
HIPAA, Identity management, privacy

Most people we interview -- at least those working on health care IT staffs -- have one beef or another with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Lawyers and regulators don't mind it as much. Patient privacy advocates tend to...

December 28, 2010  7:45 AM

Electronic medical records may help the SSA with claims processing

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, EMR, National Health Information Network, NHIN

Health care institutions aren't the only ones aiming to go digital this year: The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been advised to move the majority of its business transactions online. A technology guidance report by...

December 27, 2010  7:22 AM

Making accountable care organizations work

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
accountable care organizations, health information exchange, Interoperability and health information exchange

Since health care reform passed, accountable care organizations, or ACOs -- loosely defined as collaborations among numerous...

December 23, 2010  12:00 PM

Registration for EHR Incentive Program begins Jan. 3

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR incentive program, electronic health records, Meaningful use

Physicians and health care providers who've been busy implementing certified electronic health record (EHR) systems this year soon can focus their sights on the fun part: collecting their reimbursement from the federal government for demonstrating meaningful use of those systems. Registration for...

December 22, 2010  12:00 AM

HIPAA alert for smartphone app developers, users in health care

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Android, Apple, Google, IOS, ipad, iPhone, mHealth, mobile health

With its iPhone and iPad, Apple Inc. might be winning the battle for physician mind share for smartphones and tablets for a good reason: While it touts "user experience" as a major reason it vets software before it can be offered via its App Store, Apple also might be helping screen apps for...

December 21, 2010  2:07 PM

Quality measure reporting requirements intensify

JeanD Profile: JeanD
CMS, quality measure reporting

Hospitals gearing up to meet meaningful use criteria in 2011 must still consider how to comply with current and new quality measure reporting obligations through the federal government's

December 20, 2010  1:24 PM

It’s been a bad year for PHR services

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
google health, Microsoft HealthVault, patient engagement, phr

By David Schneider, Editorial Assistant Realizing that personal health records are difficult to sell, Microsoft and Google Inc. spent 2010 reevaluating their business models for PHR services. The two tech titans have had mixed success, and the coming years may bring further struggle. The problem...

December 16, 2010  3:40 PM

Meaningful use and mobile health were hot topics in health IT for 2010

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR implementation, EHR vendor, ipad adoption, Meaningful use, mobile health, tablet computer

During the first half of 2010, all eyes in the world of health information technology were focused on the forthcoming Stage 1 meaningful use requirements, the criteria that hospitals and eligible providers...

December 15, 2010  12:38 PM

CellTrak platform aims to improve home care services

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager

By David Schneider, Editorial Assistant One problem hindering the efficiency and accuracy of nurses in home care is the patient assessment process. After working with a patient in home care, the nurse is often required to report back to his or her facility and produce a report based on...

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